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#1 Viking Embroidery #13 Set.

I have card, plate and book with design, but no instructions. Does anyone know how to use this?

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  • LIndaAnnJo Apr 08, 2008

    Thanks. It was so simple and I was making it so hard.

  • LIndaAnnJo Apr 08, 2008

    Thanks. So simple and yet, I made it difficult.

  • peeznluv Apr 16, 2008

    Alternative situation:  Using a new programmable card, it has a file on it in .HUS format...but on the Viking 1+ it needs an embroidery cassette to select and stitch out patterns on the cassette.  


      I have no idea how to stitch out the new design that is on the new card that gets inserted up into the machine. Seriously:  How can I get the machine to 'see' the programmed card and stitch it out?


    I did this very thing 3 years ago...I feel so frustrated at this point because 
    I haven't done that since then and I don't remember and can't find any information anywhere!


    Thanks!




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Turn machine off, install embroidery unit, card and button pad. Turn on the machine, press the "on" button on the keypad to turn on the embroidery unit. Select the design that you want to stitch using the keypad, thread the colors in order from the list in the book, change colors when the machine stops and prompts for the next color.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

  • radcal Apr 08, 2008

    I forgot, make sure to use the "off" button on the keypad when you are finished in order to "park" the embroidery unit so that it is easier to take off and reinstall next time. Also, turn off the machine prior to removing the card or the embroidery unit.

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